19 Apr '11, 6am

With gasoline soaring to $4/gallon, car manufacturers are finally focusing on fuel efficiency.

It used to be the Los Angeles Auto Show was considered the “green auto show”. Now with gasoline soaring towards $4 gallon gasoline, every auto show is a green showcase. At this week’s New York International Auto show – a staple of the annual car circuit, the spotlight will be not be on the latest muscle cars but instead on the hottest market segments, fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles and high efficiency, conventional gasoline cars that get 40 MPG or more. With no relief in sight for high gasoline prices, 2011 is shaping up to be a record breaking year for fuel-efficient cars. The Market Has Spoken – and it Wants More MPG Rising fuel prices have primed consumer demand for fuel efficient cars. According to Michigan-based auto market expert Alan Baum , March sales of hybrids rose 46%, almost three times as fast the overall market rate of 17.2%, compared to the same mon...

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